The Mother-In-Law Cocktail

This one comes from Ted Haigh’s Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails, and, as he tells the story, is a genuinely “lost” cocktail, discovered in someone’s grandmother’s recipe box. Haigh goes on to suggest it was probably a personalized variation of the Zazarac Cocktail, a known-but-rare drink (and not simply a different spelling of the relatively…

The Bobby Burns Cocktail

Yet another entry from our gradual mostly-alphabetic sojourn through the Savoy Cocktail Book, this is another of the relatively rare Scotch cocktails. Described by Harry Craddock, the Savoy‘s author, as “one of the very best Whisky cocktails,” it’s a simple drink to put together. The Recipe: 1/2 Scotch 1/2 sweet (red) vermouth 3 dashes Benedictine Shake with…

Blue Train

The last of the blue drinks from the Savoy Cocktail Book (or at least the last of them with “blue” at the start of their name) is the Blue Train. It’s quite similar in construction to yesterday’s Blue Monday, but substitutes gin for vodka, alters the ratio of liquor to Cointreau from 3:1 to 2:1, and adds…

Blue Monday

No, I’m not just saying that because it’s Monday. This is yet another of the erstwhile blue drinks from the Savoy Cocktail Book. So, since it’s Monday, we’ll go with this one. Although technically we drank it on a Sunday. Close enough. Vodka doesn’t crop up too often in the Savoy, and when it does, it’s usually…